• VESSEL REVIEW | Ocean Swell X – Highly automated, beamy lobster boat for Atlantic Canada

    VESSEL REVIEW | Ocean Swell X – Highly automated, beamy lobster boat for Atlantic Canada

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Janne-Kristin and Iris – State-of-the-art trawler pair for the North Sea

    VESSEL REVIEW | Janne-Kristin and Iris – State-of-the-art trawler pair for the North Sea

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Unique sockeye-fishing pair for Alaska

    VESSEL REVIEW | Unique sockeye-fishing pair for Alaska

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Purpose-built Kiwi scampi trawler

    VESSEL REVIEW | Purpose-built Kiwi scampi trawler

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Atlantic Titan – 27-metre crab and demersal fish trawler

    VESSEL REVIEW | Atlantic Titan – 27-metre crab and demersal fish trawler

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Ocean Swell X – Highly automated, beamy lobster boat for Atlantic Canada
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Janne-Kristin and Iris – State-of-the-art trawler pair for the North Sea
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Unique sockeye-fishing pair for Alaska
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Purpose-built Kiwi scampi trawler
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Atlantic Titan – 27-metre crab and demersal fish trawler
COLUMN | Innovation around regulation of fishing gear

COLUMN | Innovation around regulation of fishing gear

By Alan Haig-Brown

As technology improves the efficiency and catching power of commercial fishing vessels, the results can affect fish stocks. To maintain a reasonable distribution of the total allowable catch (TAC) national regulators have tried a number of different approaches. When licensing designed to limit the fleet size was introduced ..

COLUMN | Let the good times roll [Tug Times]

COLUMN | Let the good times roll [Tug Times]

By Alan Haig-Brown

Some days just seem to be better than others, and today is one of them. My normal morning sources of shipping news were just full of glad tidings, and it set me up nicely for the day ahead. The reason for my good humour was the sheer volume of encouraging news for the salvage industry. It all started with the story of a ..

COLUMN | Saving memories or saving boats

COLUMN | Saving memories or saving boats

By Alan Haig-Brown

Old fishermen, in these times of glass and metal boats, love to go on about the fine wooden boats on which we spent our youth. Each year a few more are converted to pleasure boats or found neglected and sunken at the dock. When that happens, a plea goes out to the maritime museum to intervene and rescue the derelict. In my ..

COLUMN | A practical fishing boat for developing nations

COLUMN | A practical fishing boat for developing nations

By Alan Haig-Brown

The commercial fishing industry in parts of Asia has had a lot of bad press in recent years over oppressive working conditions and even slavery of crews. An article in the Guardian newspaper documented some horrific accounts of abuse in Thailand’s distant water fleet fishing in Indonesian waters. Some of those accusations ..

COLUMN | Fish auctions: an ancient solution for modern times

COLUMN | Fish auctions: an ancient solution for modern times

By Alan Haig-Brown

A fish auction on the beach at Chennai, India Commercial fishing is an industry rooted in tradition. The Fish Mammas of Ghana are honoured for the generations that they have acted as the rightful middlemen between the canoe borne fishermen and the public or retail markets. In Chennai, India, graceful rafts bring catches ..

FEATURE | Illegal Chinese fishing – Argentina pushes back

FEATURE | Illegal Chinese fishing – Argentina pushes back

By Trevor Hollingsbee

Photo: Wikipedia/Diegoventu – Doctor Manuel Mantilla On March 2, the 1,000-tonne, Spanish-built patrol ship Doctor Manuel Mantilla, of Argentina’s paramilitary maritime force, the Prefectura Naval Argentina (PNA), opened fire with its 40mm cannon on the Chinese fishing boat Hua Xiang 801, which was operating within ..

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to fully switch to low sulphur MGO by July 2020

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to fully switch to low sulphur MGO by July 2020

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ fleet of vessels will discontinue using heavy fuel oil and begin operating exclusively on marine gas oil (MGO) with a maximum sulphur content ..